‘She likes the morning. I like the evening for all of the stars that light up the ceiling. I’m an explorer’ are the opening lines of troubadour Adam Barnes‘ ‘Hopeful’ and they perfectly set the tone for this quietly folky heartbreaker. Part of upcoming album ‘Vacancy at NASA’, it has something akin Frank Turner jamming a Local Natives song and there’s a wistful nostalgia throughout as Adam laments how ‘We’ve all been able to look at the stars, play with Nintendo and little toy cars’. The echo effects on the vocals add extra poignancy and you won’t help but feel Adam’s pain as he sings ‘We will lose everything and we will be lonely’. Intricately put together, we have high hopes for Adam’s album after listening to this gorgeous song.